Lawsuit of the Day

Lawsuit of the Day: That’s One Way to ‘Motivate’ Employees

Ricky Gervais The Office Above the Law blog.jpgOur tipster quips, “This guy makes Ricky Gervais look like a saint.” From the Salt Lake Tribune:

A supervisor at a motivational coaching business in Provo is accused of waterboarding an employee in front of his sales team to demonstrate that they should work as hard on sales as the employee had worked to breathe.

In a lawsuit filed last month, former Prosper, Inc. salesman Chad Hudgens alleges his managers also allowed the supervisor to draw mustaches on employees’ faces, take away their chairs and beat on their desks with a wooden paddle “because it resulted in increased revenues for the company.”

Sounds like the defendant would fit right in at Biglaw. Does your firm need a new Director of Paralegal Services? Drop him a line.
Employee’s suit: Company used waterboarding to motivate workers [Salt Lake Tribune]

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